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jQuery TaskBoard Keyboard Navigation

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Keyboard navigation provides all web and app users with a fast keyboard-only navigation capability and is also part of the web accessibility features–it enables users with disabilities to fully control their website or app access through the keyboard.

By default, users can only navigate to links, buttons, and form controls with a keyboard. The navigation order in which interactive items receive keyboard focus has to be logical and intuitive. Generally, keyboard navigation logic needs to follow the visual horizontal and vertical flow of the page, for example, left to right and top to bottom, header first followed by the main and then the page navigation.

The keyboard navigation of the Kendo UI for jQuery TaskBoard is always available, as demonstrated in this demo.

This TaskBoard example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of jQuery demos, with which you can see all Kendo UI for jQuery components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in Kendo UI for jQuery Dojo or ThemeBuilder.

The TaskBoard supports the following keyboard shortcuts:


  • Tab Navigate to the TaskBoard.

Focus last card

  • Ctrl q Focuses the last card (a custom shortcut implemented with TaskBoard's registerShortcut API method).

Supported keys and user actions

  • Left arrow Focuses the previous column or a card in the previous column.
  • Right arrow Focuses the next column or a card in the next column.
  • Up arrow focuses the previous card
  • Down arrow Focuses the next card.
  • Enter Selects the focused card.
  • Delete Deletes the focused card.
  • Ctrl e Puts the focused card or column in edit mode.
  • Ctrl a Adds a new column or card.

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